A floatplane carrying fishing guides and clients crashed Tuesday near a scenic lake in rural southwest Alaska, killing three clients from California and Pennsylvania and injuring all seven other people on board, some critically, authorities said.
The plane was taking off to head to a remote fishing spot in a river when it went down outside the tiny town of Iliamna, 175 miles southwest of Anchorage, National Transportation Safety Board Alaska Chief Clint Johnson said.
The aircraft — a De Havilland DHC-3 Turbine Otter on floats — belonged to an Iliamna fishing lodge. It ended up in some trees near Eastwind Lake, a mile north of town.
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